This recipe came from my mom, so there’s no telling where it originated. I just know that I love these little chocolate balls more than I love being thin. They should definitely come with a warning, because there’s no way to keep them out of your mouth. Before you know it they are all resting happily in your hips; however, they are worth ever last mile you will need to run in order to compensate for their calories.
You know, I think that also makes them good for your heart. Yes, these chocolate balls get you moving…Good for the Hips, Good for the Heart!
Here’s what you need:
1 stick butter, 2/3c. milk, 1 box brownie mix, 3c. quick cooking oats, 1tsp. vanilla extract, 1c. peanut butter, 1c. mini m&m’s, (coconut or powdered sugar or sprinkles – optional)
Here’s what you do:
In a saucepan melt the butter and add the milk. stir continuously until hot. Add the brownie mix and quick cooking oats. Stir for about 2 minutes. The pot will be full and this won’t be the easy thing to mix, but you can count it as a workout for your biceps/triceps.
In a large bowl, mix in the vanilla, peanut butter, and the saucepan combination. Mix thoroughly. Now add your M&M’s and stir until mixed.
Put in the fridge overnight. The next day, take your mix and roll spoonfuls into little bite-sized balls. If you’d like, you can roll these balls in coconut, powdered sugar, or sprinkles. Try not to eat too many, but they can take over life in a second, so be careful.
Store these goodies in the fridge or the freezer and consume whenever the urge strikes. When my son was a toddler, I’d keep a container of these in the large chest freezer and I’d always find him trying to get the freezer open. Luckily he wasn’t tall enough or strong enough, but he knew where I kept the goods.
As a bonus, I have a little organizational tip for you.
I know…now close your mouth.
Get over the shock.
I realize this is like a man giving you a tip on pregnancy (what can they possibly know about growing a baby for 9 months), but I managed to gleam some organizational nuggets through the years and because I love you, I want to share.
I give full credit for this tip to my friend and former neighbor Jeannie. If I didn’t spend so much time lounging at her counter flipping through her books and magazines while she cooked, my recipe cards may still be in a jumble; however, one day I happened upon her little notebook. She took all those recipes that you clip out of magazines and lose in your junk drawer and she taped them into a notebook. It’s genius! All your clipping confined to a notebook make it easy to answer the question “What’s for dinner?”
Now if you’re OCD or a complete organizational nut, you can create categories and so on. I’m just lucky I got all my cards and clippings together in one book.
If you’d like to meet Jeannie (otherwise known as the ‘mail order bride’), click HERE.
If you’d like to learn more about my mom (and who wouldn’t), click HERE.
Have a happy weekend and if you get fat, don’t blame me.
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